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RUMOUR CONTROL: Vincent D’Onofrio set for Kingpin role in Spider-man: Homecoming? UPDATE: D’Onofrio seems in the dark…

May 20th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Right, here’s the skinny, we’re reporting this more for conversation sake than anything else.

Screengeek are reporting that they’ve heard from sources close to the MCU that“Marvel Studios is considering having Vincent D’Onofrio reprise his Wilson Fisk role from Daredevil in Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

Now, let us add, before going on, that they are also claiming Andrew Garfield may return as Spider-man in Sony’s sinister Six movie, so we’re just stressing how we don’t see there being much to this.


Wouldn’t it be great?

We reported earlier today how Agents of SHIELD actress Chloe Bennett was very frank about how the Marvel TV Shows are unimportant to the movie makers, so we imagine, given that over the last year Daredevil actor Charlie Cox said he feared a different actor would play him if he ever appeared in the movies (here), while Joss Whedon said that as far as the movies were concerned Phil Coulson is dead (here), there’s very little chance of this happening.

Tonally alone this seems very unlikely; could you see a character who killed someone by repeatedly smashing his head in a car door until it closed fighting Tom Holland’s Spidey?

No, neither can we… that said, if Vincent D’Onofrio did come over as Wilson Fisk, it means Punisher is out there with Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Iron fist, Luke Cage and more.

So it would definitely be a good thing… but sadly, not likely.

If there’s more we’ll let you know gang.


Vincent D’onofrio seems to be totally in the dark about this news, which is as much as we expected.

But, he’s keen… he told Twitter:

We’d still love to see it, though…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….